We Turn Ideas Into Brands
Stellen Design is a boutique graphic design and branding agency based in Los Angeles, CA. We do contract design and branding work for many startups and small to midsize businesses. And not to name names, but a few corporate companies like California Pizza Kitchen.
Your company’s brand is the personification of the big vision inside your mind. It’s your best, 24/7 salesperson. It’s a unifying force that promotes pride within your organization and makes your customers feel understood. In short, your brand is a boss. Translating your sales pitch into a visual language and tone that resonates with your ideal customers is easier said than done. That’s why our branding agency, Stellen Design exists. We take the burden of interpreting your ideas off your hands. Our branding agency specializes in taking a company’s authentic story and shaping it into a visual presence through our practical and thoughtful design approach. If you are looking for a small and mighty branding agency that will handle your branding with love, excitement, and integrity... let's talk!
Our Process is Pragmatic
We Listen & Learn
We listen to your goals, 1 year, 5 year, and 10 year, we want to know them all. We want to know where you started, why you started, and what makes you tick. At our branding agency, we want to know what current issues you are facing and what you see for your companies future. We even want to know what kind of dog you have.
We are not kidding about being pragmatic. Jordis Small (our branding agency creative director) is a type A planner. We start all our brand, logo, and website projects with a detailed discovery process and a plan of action keeping us both on our path to true North. After all, if you don’t know where you are going, how are you going to get there?
We don't mean to sound full of ourselves, but if all goes according to plan you should say "wow"! Our clients have said, "that is what I had in my head but I didn't know how to say it". No, we are not mind readers...but our branding agency's process makes us pretty close.
A Stellen Design Bonus
Creative Director, Jordis Small, personally handles ALL branding agency projects. Unlike big agencies, you don't need to worry about getting shuttled off to a Jr. designer while paying big brand agency rates. You get Jordis along with her practical design philosophy that she prides herself on along with her lean and mean design team.
Who We Work With
We work with driven entrepreneurs and growth focused businesses. We have worked with clients in a variety of industries ranging from tech to hospitality.
Ways to Work With Us
Project Basis: Brand and Website projects are done on a per project basis as well as other graphic design specific jobs.
Retainer Packages: Stellen Design becomes your personal branding agency & design team constantly working on growing and nurturing your brand.
Strategy Workshops: If you are still in the beginning stages of building your business, or are unclear on what you need, a brand workshop is the perfect solution. We work closely with you to outline your business goals, define your brand and get you profitable.
Got questions?? Let's chat!
“They took my idea and branded it.”
“I worked with Jordis from Stellen Design on my branding and her ability to select the colors, enhancements and design to bring a project to life was uncanny. She was easy to work with, had great concepts and follow through. As a small business owner in a very competitive environment having a brand easily recognizable is critical to building and growing your business. Jordis can provide that competitive edge.”
“10 out of 10 experience.”
“The whole team was awesome, super simple and streamlined to work with, and I am left absolutely stoked with the results. Thank you!”
“They took our concepts for a new brand and turned them into a reality.”
“Jordis with Stellen Design is a fantastic designer. Not only did she design our website, but she created an entire look for our new branded service, including logo, social media graphics, business cards, and other branded materials. I highly recommend her for any graphic and web design.”
“Stellen Design was able to actually put my ideas and jumbled thoughts on paper.”
“It’s difficult to find people that you trust their work, value their input, and can keep you in check to some degree and I don’t have to micromanage. The Stellen Design team was able to take direction as well as have incredible input to mold the brand into what we have now.”
What is Brand?
Brand is like the brain of your business or organization. A lot of people think it’s a logo, or font choices, or colors… but really it’s SO much more than that. Once you know your brand and how your brand thinks, talks, and acts all the other assets, like the logo, fall into place. Brand will give you the boost of confidence you need to succeed.
What does Stellen mean?
mir vorstellen is the German word for imagine
erstellen is the German word for create
Imagine + Create = Stellen
We Are Small and Mighty.
We are a virtual team of three women, all working remote from 3 different parts of the country. Our brand agency has the ability to scale as needed with great resources for web development, animation, and added design support giving you the perfectly curated team for your project.
- Design should be good, clean, and fun.
- In doing good work for good people.
- If you do it right, it will last.
- When in doubt, keep simple, less is always more.
- Dedicated to top quality design and branding.
- Insanely passionate about simple logo marks.
- California vibes.
- About as practical as a fanny pack.
We Are Not
- A pretentious branding agency.
- White labeling overseas designers.
- Going for volume of work. Quality over quantity.
- Your social media person.
Carolina Van Gilder
Project Manager / Assistant
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